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Sunday, August 10, 2014



Saturday, August 9, 2014

Ultimate Breaks and Beats The Complete Collection

Ultimate Breaks and Beats The Complete Collection
Ultimate Breaks and Beats (UBB) is a series of 25 compilation albums released from 1986 to 1991 by Street Beat Records edited by louis "Breakbeat Lou" Flores. Featured on the albums were tracks from 1966 to 1984 that include drum breaksThe albums found high popularity with hip hop producers, with the release of a new volume in the series usually leading to many various hip hop records featuring samples of the breaks.
Re-releases of the LPs, some packaged in pairs for DJ scratching and mixing convenience, became available . CDs of some of the volumes may be found as well, including a 2-CD set (Zip file) that can be purchased below.

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Includes all 25 volumes of "Ultimate Breaks & Beats" (UBB), with a new bonus vol #26  featuring 181 tracks 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

De La Soul, Dj Premier and Pete Rock to Drop a new mixtape in September

De La Soul, Dj Premier and Pete Rock to Drop a new mixtape in September

Source: XXLmag
Earlier this year, both De La Soul and Pete Rock confirmed that a new project, set to be called Premiem Soul On The Rockswas in the works which would be entirely produced by both Rock and DJ Premier. Originally scheduled to be an EP, the collection will now take the form of a mixtape, which the famed Long Island trio consisting of Posdnous, Dave and Maseo will begin working on this September.
“Right now we’re just accumulating beats,” Dave told XXL in a phone interview earlier today (Aug. 4). ”The guys have been sending us beats. No real idea of what the theme is gonna be, the theme behind the title, what that’s gonna be, if it’s gonna be skits, if it’s gonna be songs, remakes, whatever it is. Right now we’ve just been accumulating beats and waiting for Premier to handle some stuff as well. So it’s still in its early stages, but we actually plan on recording through the month of September for it, so we’re getting on it.”
De La Soul, Dj Premier and Pete Rock to Drop a new mixtape in September
De La Soul has been keeping busy throughout 2014, which also marks the 25th anniversary of the group’s debut album, 3 Feet High And Rising, a milestone that came in March. The month prior, on Valentine’s Day, De La released their entire back catalog for free via Dropbox. The promotion proved so wildly popular that Dropbox actually crashed twice, causing the group to apologize to fans. A second project, Smell The D.A.I.S.Y., followed a month later via BitTorrent, and was composed of a mixtape using all J Dilla beats, an audio letter from the trio and a documentary film titled Dilla Still Shining, all in one bundle. They followed that by releasing 100 limited-edition vinyl instrumental copies of the Dilla tape to record stores around the country on Easter, positing the move as an Easter Egg hunt for fans.

Kenny Dope Wild Style Breakbeats on 45 rpm Vinyl and Book

Kenny Dope Wild Style Breakbeats on 45 rpm Vinyl and Book

GetonDown Review

Kenny Dope in collaboration with Get on Down, announce the first release in the Kay-Dee Book Series:"Wild Style Breakbeats" a seven 45 record set in a unique "Kay-Dee casebook" packaging.

The book features the following elements:

- 13 songs total, spread out over seven 45s(each with a different label color)
- Re-edited and Re-Eqed extended audio versions of each song, from original reels
- Extensive liner notes in a 28-page book, including dozens of images – from “Wild Style” director Charlie Ahearn, among other sources – as well as interviews with Fab 5 Freddy, Chris Stein and GrandWizzard Theodore
- The 14th side (the B-side of the seventh 45) features unique etchings with different “Wild Style” graphics
- Unique “Kay-Dee Casebook” packaging – all seven 7-inches fit into a book as self-contained pages

KAY-DEE RECORDS, the online store and label owned and operated by Kenny Dope, takes things to the next level with the debut of its “Book Series.” Kenny’s vision for Kay-Dee’s first book was to create a premium set with a mix of well-known and never-before-seen “Wild Style” photos, in addition to liner notes detailing the stories behind the music of one of his favorite films.
The year was 1981 and young, New York City-based filmmaker Charlie Ahearn was working on what would become one of the most important artifacts in the history of hip-hop music and culture: “Wild Style.” He was scraping by to fund his efforts, which were far from a surefire money-making enterprise. Hip-hop wasn’t even called “hip-hop” at the time, and it was still viewed as a fad, by both nationwide music listeners and a majority of the press.
As Ahearn and his crew continued to film scenes from “Wild Style” (which starred graffiti writers Lee Quinones and Lady Pink, among many other hip-hop and “Downtown” luminaries of the day), they reached an interesting juncture: what music would DJs in the film use in the soon-to-be-legendary live performance scenes?
The director – making a visionary move more than a half-decade before any sampling or music clearance lawsuits would appear – decided that he wanted to control the music to be used in these scenes. They would create their own breakbeats, instead of using known cuts of the day; for instance, The Incredible Bongo Band’s “Apache” or James Brown’s “Funky Drummer.”
While Ahearn headed off to film more scenes, he left these important musical production duties to an up-and-comer who, thanks in part to his crucial role as Phade in the film, would grow to be one of hip-hop’s and graffiti’s most important ambassadors of the 1980s: Fred “Fab 5 Freddy” Brathwaite.
Over the course of a week’s time in the late summer of 1981, the Wild Style Breakbeats sessions were completed and mastered. None of the three principal musicians who played on the Breakbeats were ever in the studio at the same time. And the final number of white-label-only Breakbeats 12-inches was, according to Freddy, only 100, making them some of the rarest “Holy Grail” pieces of vinyl in music history.
The original Breakbeats vinyl was given to the DJs in the film – including GrandWizzard Theodore, Charlie Chase and Kevie Kev Rockwell – who used them in live performance scenes, most of which were completed in the spring of 1982. Interestingly, out of 13 Breakbeats given to DJs, only five were ever used in these performance scenes or on the film’s much-revered soundtrack.
For this premium Wild Style Breakbeats set, renowned DJ, producer, and lifelong “Wild Style” fanatic Kenny Dope obtained the original reel-to-reel tapes from director Charlie Ahearn and went about re-EQing and extending the length of each Breakbeat [most were originally about one minute long]. Thanks to these efforts, all 13 Breakbeats are presented here with top-level audio quality that has never been heard before. Additionally, since only bootlegs of the Wild Style Breakbeats have ever existed, this is the first time they have ever been presented on their own, as an official full album release.
This stunning set with unique “Kay-Dee Casebook” packaging – officially licensed from Charlie Ahearn by Kenny Dope and Kay-Dee Records, and packaged by Get On Down – is a hip-hop junkie’s dream. It presents a crucial rap artifact with the respect it has always deserved but, until now, has not been given. It is sure to sit on your shelf alongside other trophies from the music and culture that has touched the lives of so many over the past four decades.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

'I Can't Breathe' - 100 Broadway Stars Eric Garner Protest, NYC

'I Can't Breathe' - The Eric Garner Protest on Broadway, NYC

Over 100 Broadway stars, directors, producers, musicians, choreographers, designers and technicians from some of the most prominent productions gathered in front of the police station in Times Square on Tuesday. They wanted to send a message about police violence and the killing of Eric Garner. ‪#‎itstopstoday‬‪ #‎blukluxklan‬